“EAThink2015” enhanced primary and secondary school students’ and teachers’ critical understanding and active engagement in food security and sovereignty, sustainable food systems and smallholder farming. It worked in schools in twelve European and two African countries to address global development challenges.
The global food system has many negative impacts on the environment and people’s health. Political and financial interests are not always in line with farmers’ and consumers’ rights. Rapid and contradictory changes are taking place, and it remains challenging to take action. Working in schools was central to encouraging young people to develop their own tools for critical understanding in an ever-changing world.